UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research Now
Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent
Degree (MD, JD)
The purpose of the fellowship is:
• To prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in
medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to
join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco
• Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to
be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future
development and implementation of tobacco control
The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral
training in all aspects of tobacco control research:
• Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in
diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings.
• We emphasize leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple
disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical
• Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training,
including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to
build a personalized research program.
Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary
for acceptance. Fellows have come from medicine, public health,
nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law,
sociology, psychology, and cell biology.
UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health
Organization collaborating center, and home of the Truth Tobacco
Industry Documents. We offer individual mentorship with UCSF
faculty along with courses in tobacco specific topics, health
policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing
skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and
biostatistics. We place a high priority on developing a fellowship
program that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We
encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Postdoc fellows receive an annual salary commensurate with
experience of approximately $48,000 - $58,000.
To learn more about the Center, the fellowship program, current
fellows, and faculty and their research interests, visit us at:
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JANUARY 24, 2018, for
fellowships beginning JULY 1, 2018.
To apply, please visit: http://tobacco.ucsf.edu/fellowship